I’m attending a funeral at 2 p.m. today and David and I both have 6 p.m. meetings this evening. My plan is to make the potato salad this morning and then make the gumbo when I get home from the funeral. I’ll then transfer it to the crockpot to keep warm and put rice in the rice maker just before I leave for my meeting. We can then have a hot meal waiting for us when we get home.
- gumbo over rice
- potato salad
*My crockpot plan didn’t work quite the way I had hoped. When I got home from my meeting it was only barely simmering. I transferred it to a pot, brought it to a boil and then allowed to simmer about 20 minutes to thicken up. Not a big deal but it did leave me with extra dishes to wash.
This is Chris’ birthday so I’ll make his favorite enchiladas. He prefers cherry pie over birthday cake. I still have enough homemade pie dough in the freezer for one one-crust pie so I’ll probably make a crumb topping for it instead of the usual lattice crust. Or maybe I’ll decide to make more pie crusts. We’ll see how the day goes.
- sour cream enchiladas
- chips and homemade guacamole/salsa
- homemade cherry pie
I saw a vegetable soup recipe with parmesan dumplings that I’d like to try. If it’s good, I’ll share the recipe.
- homemade vegetable soup
- corn bread
Currently our weather prediction for this day is only a high of 41 (after 60s on Wednesday) so a nice pot of chili sounds like a good idea. Perhaps we’ll also have our first fire of the season. David has it all ready to light but it simply hasn’t been cold enough to warrant one yet. Mind you, I’m not complaining!
- leftover cornbread
Maybe I’ll bake some chocolate chip cookies if the mood strikes.
I plan to make enough chili for plenty of leftovers. I’ll mix it with cooked macaroni noodles, top with cheese and bake until hot and bubbly. With a dollop of sour cream and a salad on the side, this will be an easy end-of-the-week meal for me.
- chili mac casserole
- homemade pizza with caramelized onions, bell peppers and pineapple